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EDITOR'S NOTE: Respect must be earned

I really don't think the seriousness of the situation in parliament is appreciated: the functioning of government is seriously at risk here, writes Tim Cohen


DERBY'S COUNTY: Spare the rand a thought

It may be a minority opinion, but there's a case for raising interest rates — and it wouldn't hammer growth, writes Ron Derby


ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT: A whole new ball game

The rand is still weak, but plenty has changed since the Reserve Bank hiked interest rates at the beginning of this year, writes Nazmeera Moola

Peter Bruce. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

BRUCE’S LIST: The Chancer’s Guide to Informed Conversation

Peter Bruce lists the crucial reads of the week November 20 2014

Striking Lonmin mine workers near Wonderkop hill, Marikana. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/AFP

DIAMONDS & DOGS: Coronation; Lonmin

As a punter, you can give your loot to Coronation to manage and sleep easily at night, while Lonmin’s three-year wage agreement should allow the company to get back on an even keel

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MARKET WATCH: Casting stones

Both Reinet and RACP have diamonds in the rough. But which entity will make the shiniest returns on these assets?


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Chicken in every way

The contempt the ANC has for the taxpayer was demonstrated in full last week with the whitewash of the Nkandla report in parliament, writes Justice Malala

Multitude of choices: Many consequences for advertising and beyond. Picture: THINKSTOCK

PATTERN RECOGNITION: Telkom gets agile

The new Telkom is competitive, it wants you to know. But it will have to earn the trust of the disillusioned public, writes Toby Shapshak


BETWEEN THE CHAINS: Merits to fracking

SA as a whole would benefit from a well-regulated shale exploration regime


INVESTOR’S NOTEBOOK: Current economic stagnation is secular

Has the global economy become permanently dependent on central bank largesse?



LETTER: Crippling ANC inertia

The lead article in last week’s issue containing the opinions of the four economists made interesting reading

South African Revenue Service. Picture: THE HERALD

LETTER: Sars is a nightmare

Nazmeera Moola’s column hit the nail right on the head when she pointed out that dealing with Sars is one of the nightmares for small business

LETTER: Telkom’s incompetence

A couple in Port Alfred in their deep 80s have not had a land line for five weeks

ANOTHER WEEK: November 20

A round-up of the week's main news events in Africa and further abroad

EDITORIAL: What we’re learning from students

The way technology is changing consumer behaviour has meant that now, more than ever, it is part of the creative process in the advertising industry

EDITORIAL: The crisis is here: who will lead?

How Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa handles the constitutional crisis is of course important, but it will also send a broader signal about the future leadership of the country

DID YOU HEAR? Drunken déjà vu

Repetition confirms reality


VIDEO: Eskom expected to set out and explain its financials

Sikonathi Mantshantsha chats about how Eskom will explain its financial records

VIDEO: FM looks at FirstRand’s outperformance under Sizwe Nxasana

Phakamisa Ndzamela speaks about his cover story in the Financial Mail this week, featuring interviews with FirstRand chief executive Sizwe Nxasana, Laurie Dippenaar and Paul Harris

AdFocus Awards 2013

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FM Top Companies 2013

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